As much fun as your new Sea-Doo watercraft is out on the water, it’s inevitable that you’ll eventually step off the craft. Maybe you want to know how to dock a watercraft to grab lunch at a waterside restaurant, wait at the launch ramp or refuel at a gas dock. Knowing how to tie up a watercraft to a dock will not only ensure it stays put until you return, you can also avoid damage to the craft.
Stopping off at the dock is just part of the overall fun experience that is the Sea-Doo Life. And knowing how to tie your watercraft to the dock is key.
With the proper dock lines, fenders and tie-up technique, you can ensure your craft will not only stay put while at dock, but also remain free of scratches and dings.
1- All Sea-Doo watercraft feature convenient, integrated tie-downs to easily secure a dock line. Look for these rigid tie-down loops below the handlebars, where they can be easily accessed from a seated position on the saddle.
2- You can quickly pass the looped ends of dock lines (or dock ties) through these tie-downs to establish a secure connection to your craft before being tied off to a cleat or post at the dock.
3- Once secure, add a second dock line at the stern using your Sea-Doo’s integrated aft tow point or U-bolt.
One simple and effective way to secure watercraft to a floating dock is to use Sea-Doo Dock Ties. Featuring a convenient loop at each end, these 4-foot cushioned lines include an internal elastic shock cord to keep your craft firmly snugged up against the dock while still accommodating wave action.
Dual floats keep Sea-Doo Dock Ties above water if they are accidentally dropped.
1- Avoid looping a dock line around your Sea-Doo’s steering column or using the craft’s aft grab handles. In addition to the cosmetic wear that can occur from the movement of the rope against these surfaces, the steering column isn’t designed to be stressed in this manner.
2- Protect your craft from scuffs and scratches when tying up a watercraft to a dock by attaching a pair of fenders between the craft’s rub rail and the dock’s surface. Traditional marine fenders are best for rougher conditions.
Most docks are typically calm, so our convenient foam fenders are a great choice and they’re easy to stow with Snap-In Fenders. These bright orange fenders snap easily into place along the craft’s perimeter rub rail to cushion your craft from damage.
They just as easily remove and fit into your Sea-Doo’s storage compartments when not in use.